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Trains from London to Gloucester

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London - Gloucester Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 14 daily trains from London to Gloucester. Traveling by train from London to Gloucester usually takes around one hour and 49 minutes, but the fastest Great Western Railway train can make the trip in one hour and 41 minutes.

Distance94 mi (151 km)
Fastest train1h 41m
Lowest price$23.24
Trains per day12
Most frequent serviceGreat Western Railway
Train lines1

Which train should you take from London to Gloucester?

Great Western Railway is the one and only train line which connects London to Gloucester. However, there are 14 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Great Western Railway141h 50m$55.82
  • Great Western Railway

    Great Western Railway

    Great Western Railway train tickets from London to Gloucester start from $23, and on average cost . Daily there are 14 Great Western Railway schedules to Gloucester. Great Western Railway in London leaves from Paddington Station . And in Gloucester trains arrive at Gloucester Train Station .

    From London to Gloucester train travel on Great Western Railway takes 1 hours and 50 minutes. If you are looking to get to Gloucester faster, Great Western Railway offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 41 minutes.

    If you're considering a weeked trip, Great Western Railway offers 10 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Gloucester.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from London to Gloucester during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from London to Gloucester?

The distance between London and Gloucester is approximately 94 miles, or 151 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 49 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 41 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from London to Gloucester are the most crowded on Thursday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs London at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from London to Gloucester?

There are 14 scheduled trains on most days. 12 of these are direct connections to Gloucester. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Gloucester to London.

City Information


One of the most important cities in the world, London is where the traditional blends seamlessly with the modern. As a vibrant modern city, London has something for everyone. For visitors interested in the Royal Family as well as their history, check out Buckingham Palace. The palace is open all days in summer, but only on selected days in winter. The Tower of London, where the crown jewels are put on exhibition, is also a great spot to check out. For fans of history, you might not want to miss out on the famous British Museum, considered by many to be the best museum in all of London. The museum currently carries an impressive collection of 8 million historic objects from all around the world, making it an eye-opening destination for many.

London’s food scene reflects its multiculturalism. Here you can find restaurants serving cuisines from various countries around the world, from India to Malaysia. If you opt for a lavish dining experience, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, run by the famous chef himself, will be a great choice. Also don’t forget to stop by at a local pub and enjoy the beer like a true Londoner.

The city’s centers of intercity rail services are King’s Cross Station and Euston Station, from which you can take a train to other places in the UK or hop on the Eurostar train to Paris and beyond. The largest coach station in the city is Victoria Coach Station, serving big local carriers like National Express. The city’s air services are fulfilled by eight airports, of which London Heathrow Airport, located west of the city, is the busiest one.


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Gloucester is a delightfully lively city in the heart of England. The city is surrounded by the rural and verdant Cotswolds but offers excitement as one of the area's bigger cities.

A visit to Gloucester must include stopping by the 11th century Gloucester Cathedral to marvel at the Romanesque architecture and even visit the tomb of King Edward II. Several museums dot the city's downtown, including the National Waterways Museum Gloucester and the Museum of Gloucester.

To breathe in the fresh air, head to the Robinswood Hill Country Park, Rococo Garden, and the Barnwood Arboretum. You can paddleboard or kayak at the Gloucester Docks or watch a game at the Gloucester Rugby sports grounds.

Gloucester is a stop along the Great Western Railway, which connects to the United Kingdom's rail network. National Express and Sindbad operate bus service to and from Gloucester for affordable travel from cities including London. International travelers can reach the city via the nearby Gloucestershire airport.

Station Information

Where is the train station in London?

Main departure station: Paddington Station

There is one train station in London.

All train stations in London:

  • Paddington Station

Where is the train station in Gloucester?

Main arrival station: Gloucester Train Station

Gloucester Train Station is centrally located in the city, across the street from the Gloucester Transport Hub, where buses operate, and within walking distance of Gloucester Cathedral. The station building is simple but includes a shopping concourse with retail alongside amenities like an ATM, onsite parking, and restrooms. From Gloucester Train Station, Transport for Wales operates hourly service along the line to Cardiff. In addition, CrossCountry stops in Gloucester on its Cardiff to Nottingham route, and Great Western Railway operates several routes from Gloucester to cities including London and Bristol.

All train stations in Gloucester:

  • Gloucester Train Station

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